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Esports with Extended Certificate in Information Technology (Level 3 Diploma)

Pearson BTEC
Computing & IT

Course Overview

Esports is defined as organised competitive gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. The esports industry is a fast-growing global industry. In February 2019, Newzoo published its 2019 Global Esports Market Report. This stated that, in 2018, the global esports market was valued at U.S. $655 million. This rose to nearly U.S. $865 million in 2019 and is projected to reach U.S. $1.79 billion in 2022. This suite of qualifications has been developed to meet this upcoming demand for skills in esports. The qualifications include a breadth of transferable skills that enable learners to experience different areas of esports to aid their progression to employment, either directly or via further study. Esports offers a unique opportunity to study a sector that crosses over multiple subject areas such as sport, marketing, enterprise, IT and the creatives. It provides an opportunity for alignment of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand learning. These are skills that are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strand Road

Important Message

Applications for 2023/24 opening soon

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
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  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Esports with Extended Certificate in Information Technology
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
    Fees:
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  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Esports with Extended Certificate in Information Technology
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English and Maths

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include English and Maths OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit.

Work Placement

The course will enter at least one team into the British Esports Championships A national esports competition for schools and colleges. Online fixtures take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Other opportunities for students include: · Entry of teams into other local / national / international competitions/tournaments · Organisation and hosting of own tournaments, competitions and events

What's Next?

Further Study

As this course covers IT and eSports, progression opportunities onto local Foundation Degree and Degree programmes in both disciplines are possible, including NWRC, Ulster University and Queens. Universities and colleges offering eSports degrees. Nottingham Trent Staffordshire University The University of Roehampton The University of Chichester https://britishesports.org/news/education-and-esports-which-colleges-and-universities-are-offering-courses/

Career Prospects

Jobs that are available in these areas include: • esports player • team coach • events organiser • social media influencer • video production editor • data analyst • technologist

Enquiry

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    I work for a Housing Association and this course has allowed me to develop new skills and progress my knowledge in the world of Property Services.
    Deirdre Sharkey (Construction)
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    NWRC has opened so many doors for me and has given me the experience I need for a career in the creative media industry.
    Carrie Bonner

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